Cole Hamels
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 4" 205LBS | Age: 39
Draft: 2002 | Rd: 1, #17, Philadelphia Phillies | Rancho Bernardo HS (San Diego, CA)
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 9 12 3.78 32 32 0 190.2 188 1.26
2019 7 7 3.81 27 27 0 141.2 143 1.39
2020 0 1 8.10 1 1 0 3.1 2 1.20
15 Seasons 163 122 3.43 423 422 0 2,698 2,560 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 32 9-12 3.78 190.2 188 1.26
2019 27 7-7 3.81 141.2 143 1.39
2020 1 0-1 8.10 3.1 2 1.20
15 Seasons 423 163-122 3.43 2,698 2,560 1.18
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 31 3343 593 26 4.4 3.0 87.7 114.2 9.7 30.7 .231 .352 .294 .288 .348 33.4 24.4 7.0 3.65 3.39
2016 32 3253 563 34 6.0 4.0 87.6 113.2 8.0 32.0 .244 .395 .307 .315 .372 35.7 23.6 9.1 3.32 4.19
2017 33 2312 445 24 5.4 3.9 87.9 113.0 10.6 32.1 .251 .427 .301 .327 .352 36.0 17.1 8.6 4.20 4.64
2018 34 3061 532 40 7.5 5.0 88.6 113.6 10.9 34.4 .255 .422 .325 .332 .393 35.9 23.4 8.1 3.78 4.73
2019 35 2394 409 31 7.6 5.0 90.3 118.3 11.3 31.1 .247 .417 .317 .322 .379 41.3 23.2 9.1 3.81 4.60
2020 36 52 11 2 18.2 14.3 88.9 104.1 18.9 45.5 .352 .538 .290 .380 .420 45.5 14.3 7.1 8.10 6.48
Player 14415 2553 157 6.1 4.2 88.3 118.3 10.0 32.1 .245 .400 .308 .316 .369 36.2 22.6 8.3
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Hamels relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(30.8%) ,
Changeup
(28.8%) ,
Curveball
(15.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(15.4%) ,
Sinker
(9.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 49.6 16.0 28.2 6.2 35.9 36.3 26.5 4.2 37.1 19.7 26.0 5.7 4.4 3.0
2016 49.7 20.4 25.2 4.6 43.3 35.3 21.3 4.3 36.2 19.9 26.1 5.2 6.0 4.0
2017 48.1 22.5 24.3 5.2 34.2 42.7 23.1 4.0 35.3 23.6 24.9 5.8 5.4 3.9
2018 46.2 23.3 25.0 5.5 40.8 36.8 22.4 3.0 34.2 21.6 26.9 5.6 7.5 5.0
2019 47.4 21.5 24.9 6.1 37.7 41.6 20.8 2.9 33.5 23.5 25.4 5.9 7.6 5.0
2020 36.4 9.1 36.4 18.2 90.9 9.1 0.0 0.0 36.4 27.3 18.2 0.0 18.2 14.3
Player 48.3 20.5 25.7 5.6 38.8 38.0 22.9 3.7 35.4 21.5 25.9 5.6 6.1 4.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Sinker ATL L 5 87.9 26.0 1.1 4 17.6 4.0 29
2020 Cutter ATL L 16 85.8 26.1 3.7 12 3.0 -6.0 -202
2020 Changeup ATL L 15 80.9 31.1 -0.7 -2 14.4 2.2 18
2020 Curveball ATL L 8 75.8 58.7 -0.3 0 4.6 -5.5 -55
2020 4-Seamer ATL L 8 88.4 19.2 -1.1 -6 10.9 4.6 73
2019 Changeup CHC L 511 83.3 30.8 0.0 0 13.1 0.3 2
2019 4-Seamer CHC L 849 91.4 17.1 -0.7 -4 7.8 1.2 18
2019 Curveball CHC L 299 78.0 56.7 0.5 1 6.2 -3.1 -33
2019 Cutter CHC L 446 87.6 26.6 1.0 4 0.0 -1.9 -99
2019 Sinker CHC L 289 91.1 22.6 0.0 0 13.5 -0.7 -5
2018 Curveball CHC L 401 78.8 55.6 0.6 1 5.6 -3.3 -37
2018 Slider CHC L 149 85.0 35.7 0.1 0 0.5 -3.8 -88
2018 4-Seamer CHC L 927 92.4 16.8 -0.7 -4 7.7 0.7 11
2018 Cutter CHC L 556 87.5 27.9 -0.1 0 1.1 -1.2 -52
2018 Changeup CHC L 573 83.4 30.4 -1.3 -4 13.4 0.4 3
2018 Sinker CHC L 449 91.4 23.3 0.9 4 15.1 0.9 6
2017 Cutter TEX L 438 88.8 24.7 0.3 1 1.0 -2.6 -160
2017 Sinker TEX L 539 91.9 21.7 1.4 7 14.8 0.5 3
2017 Curveball TEX L 299 79.0 52.5 -0.2 0 5.3 -2.5 -32
2017 Changeup TEX L 478 83.1 30.3 0.9 3 13.2 0.1 1
2017 4-Seamer TEX L 557 92.1 16.1 -1.4 -10 8.6 1.3 18
2016 Changeup TEX L 585 84.8 29.0 0.6 2 15.7 3.1 25
2016 Curveball TEX L 468 79.8 52.8 1.9 4 4.7 -4.8 -51
2016 Cutter TEX L 526 89.2 25.0 -1.0 -4 1.7 -4.3 -163
2016 4-Seamer TEX L 852 92.6 15.8 -1.7 -12 9.4 2.5 37
2016 Sinker TEX L 771 93.2 18.7 0.0 0 16.0 2.2 16
2015 Cutter TEX L 383 89.1 -- -- 0.7 -3.6 -124
2015 Sinker TEX L 698 93.2 -- -- 15.0 1.3 9
2015 4-Seamer TEX L 1,007 92.9 -- -- 8.3 1.7 26
2015 Changeup TEX L 773 84.9 -- -- 14.3 1.7 14
2015 Curveball TEX L 397 78.8 -- -- 8.6 -1.5 -14
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Cutter -1.0 0 16 30.8 1 .000 .000 .000 28.6 0.0 0.0 .168 .181 .177 0.0
2020 Changeup -10.9 -2 15 28.8 9 .375 .625 .456 30.0 11.1 14.3 .460 .736 .531 42.9
2020 Curveball 3.9 0 8 15.4 -- -- -- 50.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seamer 4.2 0 8 15.4 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2020 Sinker 12.7 1 5 9.6 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .184 .194 .121 66.7
2019 4-Seamer -0.8 -7 849 35.5 193 .317 .565 .419 22.4 17.6 17.6 .282 .519 .393 53.4
2019 Changeup 2.5 13 511 21.3 157 .170 .270 .245 43.2 32.5 28.8 .190 .318 .260 22.8
2019 Cutter 2.6 12 446 18.6 117 .194 .320 .259 18.3 17.9 16.3 .230 .408 .304 35.3
2019 Curveball -1.5 -5 299 12.5 58 .304 .357 .306 34.0 39.7 21.5 .217 .283 .229 33.3
2019 Sinker -0.7 -2 289 12.1 91 .358 .469 .396 12.9 15.4 16.1 .317 .489 .376 54.4
2018 4-Seamer -1.0 -9 927 30.3 210 .307 .570 .415 14.5 12.9 17.9 .308 .597 .425 37.7
2018 Changeup 0.3 2 573 18.7 178 .217 .398 .319 45.5 32.6 31.0 .195 .332 .259 27.5
2018 Cutter 0.1 1 556 18.2 158 .229 .400 .323 26.4 25.9 22.7 .264 .432 .348 47.5
2018 Sinker -0.7 -3 449 14.7 138 .306 .444 .370 12.6 13.8 17.3 .336 .454 .380 38.1
2018 Curveball 0.6 3 401 13.1 68 .153 .220 .235 39.7 27.9 18.1 .157 .191 .216 22.0
2018 Slider 0.3 0 149 4.9 53 .128 .213 .229 27.5 45.3 20.0 .149 .261 .228 29.2
2017 4-Seamer 0.5 3 557 24.1 131 .273 .436 .370 13.7 10.7 16.3 .262 .436 .359 40.6
2017 Sinker -0.3 -2 539 23.3 181 .262 .439 .349 6.8 9.4 11.7 .284 .480 .356 38.8
2017 Changeup 0.8 4 478 20.7 128 .186 .347 .260 42.8 25.8 22.6 .209 .359 .271 25.6
2017 Cutter 0.8 3 438 18.9 110 .196 .351 .289 16.1 17.3 16.0 .258 .479 .349 38.0
2017 Curveball 0.4 1 299 12.9 62 .190 .276 .248 34.6 35.5 19.6 .207 .310 .251 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 15 80.9 98 18.0 10:00 10:00 0
2020 Cutter 13 85.8 70 10.7 10:45 11:30 -45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 1020 3,836 22 36 -10 -8 41
2009 886 3,426 19 4 -18 -10 -5
2010 900 3,543 20 21 -10 -10 20
2011 874 3,237 13 40 -6 -9 38
2012 860 3,291 15 17 -4 -11 16
2013 900 3,405 14 16 -11 -10 9
2014 826 3,127 13 37 -13 -10 27
2015 930 3,550 3 36 -15 -12 13
2016 867 3,332 7 25 -17 -12 3
2017 612 2,311 21 9 -9 -12 9
2018 815 3,086 16 11 -17 -16 -7
2019 616 2,394 11 30 -19 -11 11
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 3,343 49.1 69.0 80.7 32.8 50.1 43.6 60.8 50.6 28.1 7.0 76.8
2016 3,253 45.4 66.6 82.3 33.8 56.3 43.0 57.5 48.7 26.8 6.1 70.7
2017 2,312 48.0 68.1 84.4 27.0 63.1 43.3 56.4 46.8 21.5 7.4 76.6
2018 3,061 47.2 68.7 81.7 29.2 52.8 43.8 60.1 47.8 26.9 6.7 78.9
2019 2,394 47.7 68.7 78.6 27.8 56.0 46.2 57.5 47.3 27.2 6.0 84.6
2020 52 42.3 68.2 80.0 36.7 54.5 36.5 64.3 50.0 26.9 5.8 33.3
Player 14,415 47.4 68.2 81.5 30.5 55.0 43.9 58.7 48.4 26.4 6.6 77.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 73 64 73 72 66 17 67 62 46 75 58 84 83 53 27 48 75
2016 46 56 54 54 40 12 49 74 38 70 32 78 89 49 19 14 69
2017 34 44 35 33 35 26 60 31 23 18 44 30 43 35 13 11 69
2018 23 28 29 33 24 4 28 41 44 57 50 66 63 36 19 14 68
2019 40 45 47 50 38 20 37 11 12 53 33 63 35 23 11 4 62
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.9 25 24.9 0 11 18 12 48.0
2017 22.6 18 18.6 -1 11 14 7 38.9
2018 22.2 29 25.9 3 10 15 15 51.7
2019 22.6 17 16.8 0 9 7 11 64.7
2020 -- 0 0.3 0 0 1 0 --
Player 22.3 89 86.6 2 41 55 45 50.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 25 28 19 26 25 21 27 28 21 19 23 29 25 23 26 25 16 22 26 26 25 21 34 32 25 24 23 33 28 28 20
2017 18 19 15 21 17 18 20 20 12 15 17 24 20 18 19 19 17 16 22 16 20 19 23 21 20 16 15 24 22 20 12
2018 29 33 24 23 24 22 28 26 24 19 24 30 32 25 22 31 21 22 25 29 27 29 34 27 20 18 25 30 32 29 23
2019 17 20 14 16 16 16 18 17 14 13 15 18 22 15 15 17 17 15 17 16 20 20 18 22 16 16 15 19 22 15 11
2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
Player 89 100 72 86 82 77 94 91 71 66 79 102 99 81 82 92 71 75 91 88 92 90 110 102 81 74 79 107 104 93 66
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.3 92.0 -0.3 91.1 -0.9 90.7 -0.4 90.3 -0.4 86.9 -3.4
Offspeed Velocity 84.9 84.7 -0.2 83.1 -1.6 83.4 0.3 83.3 -0.1 80.9 -2.4
Breaking Velocity 78.8 79.8 1.0 79.0 -0.8 80.5 1.5 78.0 -2.5 75.8 -2.2
Exit Velocity 87.7 87.6 -0.1 87.9 0.3 88.6 0.7 90.3 1.7 88.9 -1.4
Launch Angle 9.7 8.0 -1.7 10.6 2.6 10.9 0.3 11.3 0.4 18.9 7.6
Barrel % 4.4 6.0 1.6 5.4 -0.6 7.5 2.1 7.6 0.1 18.2 10.6
Hard Hit % 33.4 35.7 2.3 36.0 0.3 35.9 -0.1 41.3 5.4 45.5 4.2
Sweet Spot % 30.7 32.0 1.3 32.1 0.1 34.4 2.3 31.1 -3.3 45.5 14.4
xBA .231 .244 0.013 .251 0.007 .255 0.004 .247 -0.008 .351 0.104
BA .237 .243 0.006 .228 -0.015 .246 0.018 .260 0.014 .250 -0.010
xwOBA .288 .315 0.027 .327 0.012 .332 0.005 .322 -0.010 .380 0.058
wOBA .294 .307 0.013 .301 -0.006 .325 0.024 .317 -0.008 .290 -0.027
xSLG .352 .395 0.043 .427 0.032 .422 -0.005 .417 -0.005 .538 0.121
SLG .369 .380 0.011 .385 0.005 .422 0.037 .406 -0.016 .417 0.011
K% 24.4 23.6 -0.8 17.1 -6.5 23.4 6.3 23.2 -0.2 14.3 -8.9
BB% 7.0 9.1 2.1 8.6 -0.5 8.1 -0.5 9.1 1.0 7.1 -2.0
Swing % 50.6 48.7 -1.9 46.8 -1.9 47.8 1.0 47.3 -0.5 50.0 2.7
Whiff% 28.1 26.8 -1.3 21.5 -5.3 26.9 5.4 27.2 0.3 26.9 -0.3
In Zone % 49.1 45.4 -3.7 48.0 2.6 47.2 -0.8 47.7 0.5 42.3 -5.4
Out of Zone % 50.9 54.6 3.7 52.0 -2.6 52.8 0.8 52.3 -0.5 57.7 5.4
Out of Zone Swing % 32.8 33.8 1.0 27.0 -6.8 29.2 2.2 27.8 -1.4 36.7 8.9
First Pitch Swing % 33.4 29.5 -3.9 28.0 -1.5 31.1 3.1 28.8 -2.3 35.7 6.9
First Pitch Strike % 60.8 57.5 -3.3 56.4 -1.1 60.1 3.7 57.5 -2.6 64.3 6.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 830 .305 672 24 3.6 158 47 29.7
2017 Shifts 611 .301 484 25 5.2 127 47 37.0
2018 Shifts 805 .325 663 10 1.5 142 26 18.3
2019 Shifts 616 .317 485 54 11.1 131 34 26.0
2020 Shifts 14 .290 13 0 0.0 1 1 100.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 1047 16.0 38.4% 2.8% 482 20.8 3.5% 6.4%
2011 992 14.7 54.3% 1.0% 437 19.4 1.8% 2.3%
2012 937 15.3 45.3% 1.3% 468 20.3 2.4% 5.3%
2013 940 15.8 39.1% 1.0% 499 21.1 0.8% 6.6%
2014 815 16.1 35.0% 1.6% 473 22.9 0.0% 7.6%
2015 940 16.5 37.2% 2.9% 482 22.6 5.2% 13.9%
2016 922 16.4 36.6% 3.3% 496 22.1 3.2% 13.7%
2017 730 17.0 20.5% 1.5% 344 22.1 0.0% 8.1%
2018 876 16.1 34.1% 2.1% 494 22.1 0.0% 8.1%
2019 665 16.0 34.4% 1.2% 426 22.0 0.0% 4.9%
2020 12 15.7 33.3% 0.0% 12 22.0 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution